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Let us unite…

George Washington Yorktown by NC Wyeth

“George Washington at Yorktown” by N C Wyeth

“Let us unite, therefore, in imploring the Supreme Ruler of nations, to spread his holy protection over these United States; to turn the machinations of the wicked to the confirming of our constitution; to enable us at all times to root out internal sedition, and put invasion to flight; to perpetuate to our country that prosperity, which his goodness has already conferred, and to verify the anticipation of this government being a safeguard to human rights.” George Washington

Read: Sixth Annual Address by George Washington (November 19, 1794)

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Other Speeches

 

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I earnestly pray…

“I earnestly pray that the Omnipotent Being who hath not deserted the cause of America in the hour of its extremest hazard; will never yield so fair a heritage of freedom a prey to Anarchy or Despotism.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s letter to James McHenry, July 1, 1788

Spotlight on a heritage: George Washington Inn, Mount Vernon “West”

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Prayer

 

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I consider…

"General George Washington Resigning His Commission" by John Trumbull

“I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to His holy keeping.” George Washington

Read: American Exceptionalism

 

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It would be improper to omit…

"Battle of Guilford Courthouse - March 15, 1781" by Don Troiani

It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration, to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either: No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.

Discover: The Importance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Read: George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech

 

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Inaugural Speech

 

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Happy the people…

"Washington with Adams and Jefferson during the 1793 Inauguration" by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Happily, the people of the United States of America have, in many instances, exhibited examples worthy of imitation, the salutary influence of which will doubtless extend much farther, if, gratefully enjoying those blessings of peace, which, under the favor of Heaven, have been obtained by fortitude in war, they shall conduct themselves with reverence to the Deity, and charity towards their fellow-creatures. May the same wonder-working Deity, who long since delivered the Hebrews from their Egyptian oppressors, and planted them in the promised land, whose providential agency has lately been conspicuous in establishing these United States as an independent nation, still continue to water them with the dews of Heaven, and to make the inhabitants of every denomination participate in the temporal and spiritual blessings of that people, whose God is Jehovah.” George Washington

Psalm 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Read: George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of the City of Savannah, May 1790

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2012 in Letters

 

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Let us therefore rely upon…

"There's a Time to Pray and a Time to Fight" (Unknown Artist)

Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions —The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny meditated against them.” George Washington

Read: The Life of Major-General Peter Muhlenberg

Read: George Washington’s General Orders, July 2, 1776

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2012 in General Orders

 

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Every man…

"George Whitefield Preaching" by John Collet

“If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension, that the constitution framed in the convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it; and, if I could now conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution. For you doubtless remember, that I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshiping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience.” George Washington

Read: George Whitefield: Lightning Rod of the Great Awakening

Reference: George Washington’s Letter to the United Baptist Churches in Virginia

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Letters

 

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